Instructor: Brian Weed

Students in this program will have the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to become employed in an entry level position in the construction trades industry. This program teaches carpentry skills utilizing classroom and hands-on project based training. Entry in to an occupation related to this program's field of study does not require national and/or state licensure or have any unique requirements for advancement.

Program Overview

Carpentry Units of Instruction

  • Basic Safety
  • Construction Math
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Orientation to the Trade
  • Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings
    Specifications, and Layout
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Floor Systems
  • Wall Systems
  • Ceiling and Roof Framing
  • Introduction to Building Envelope Systems
  • Basic Stair Layout
  • Resume and job application

Other areas of study include:

  • Applied Math
  • Applied Communication
  • Employment Skills
  • OSHA 10 Safety Card

Articulated college credit is available though this program. For more information, click here.

Program Length

High school students will complete this program over two years. Hillyard Technical Center follows the St. Joseph School District school calender for start and end dates, and holidays. District calendars can be found under the District Info tab on the SJSD website home page.

Program Admission Requirements

Only available to high school students; must enroll through their high school counselor.

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